Minnesota Wild at Philadelphia Flyers
|Date & Time||Monday January 14, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Wells Fargo Center
The Line: Minnesota Wild -125 / Philadelphia Flyers +105 -- Over/Under: 6
The Minnesota Wild and Philadelphia Flyers meet Monday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Minnesota Wild look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 19 goals, Mikael Granlund has 27 assists and Ryan Suter has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 90 goals on 1,042 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 26 goals on 254 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Philadelphia Flyers are getting desperate for wins after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 12.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 16 goals, Claude Giroux has 34 assists and Jakub Voracek has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 34 goals on 384 shots faced and Cal Pickard has allowed 31 goals on 227 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.
The Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan. The Flyers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games, 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-21 in their last 28 overall. The Wild are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 overall. The under is 10-4 in Wild last 14 overall.
The Philadelphia Flyers have been unbackable for quite some time during this massive losing stretch, and even with them at home, the plus money isn't juicy enough to take here. The Minnesota Wild have been a bit hit or miss and the fact they're small favorites makes you question things a bit. I'm going to side with the under in this contest. The under is a strong trend for both the Wild and the Flyers, and the last three meetings between these teams have produced an average of 2.6 goals. In fact, eight of the last 10 meetings between the Flyers and Wild have produced five or less goals. Give me the under.